Principal and founder
HIRSCHFELD & ASSOCIATES
Licensed in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Connecticut, Arizona, Virginia, Iowa and Pennsylvania, Joel Hirschfeld is the principal broker and founder of Brooklyn-based Hirschfeld & Associates. The agency is made up of individual independent agents and, since 2010, has partnered with more than 150 independent carriers.
Last year was a year of growth for the agency – something Hirschfeld points to as one of the drivers of its success.
“We hired more staff and organized training for employees to be more knowledgeable and devoted to customers,” he says. “The key to growth is top customer service and coverages. Better coverage talks more than decreased premiums. When coverage is good, then get the premium decreases.”